Do Indonesians have first and last names?

Do Indonesians use last names?

Surnames are not legally recognised and there is no national custom of inheriting family names. Some people may have words in their name that operate like a surname (see Inherited Names below). However, most Indonesians do not have a surname.

What is the last name in Indonesia?

Most Common Last Names In Indonesia

Rank Surname Frequency
1 Sari 1:135
2 Setiawan 1:192
3 Hidayat 1:224
4 Lestari 1:227

How do you address a Indonesian name?

Indonesians usually address with ‘Bapak’ or ‘Ibu’ or ‘Saudara/i’. Sometimes it is followed with the person’s name. For example, Bapak Ahmad. Do NOT address these people with ‘kamu’:

What is a common Indonesian name?

There are many common Indonesian names. Some of them are: Budi, Wati, Agus, Tono, Tini. Eas – Gold Elang – Falcon Farel Galang – To assemble Gesang – Life or alive Gunadi – Something that’s meaningful, meaningful.

How do you address an Indonesian lady?

Indonesians normally address a lady as Ibu and a man as Pak or Bapak. It doesn’t mean you look old. It is not uncommon for a lady in her 20s to be called Ibu especially if she has some social standing. Kamu means ‘you’.

Why do Indonesians have Chinese names?

After Suharto came to power, his regime created many anti-Chinese legislations in Indonesia. One of them was 127/U/Kep/12/1966 which strongly encouraged ethnic Chinese living in Indonesia to adopt Indonesian-sounding names instead of the standard three-word or two-word Chinese names.

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Is Indonesian easy to learn?

It’s probably the easiest non-European language for English speakers. You will have to build your Indonesian vocabulary from scratch as there is little overlaps with English. On the other hand, words are relatively easy to pronounce and to memorize and Indonesian grammar is very easy.